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Stories filled with amazing tales of Time travel, outer space, adventure, and murder are all subjects you'll find in the new book by Jack Legend that stretches your imagination to new heights.

Jack Legend is a writer of science fiction that favors a classic bend toward time travel, thrillers, and outer space dramas.

Jack's 1st legendary science fiction novel is on its way featuring amazing science fiction short stories that will blow you away. Tentatively entitled, " Sci-Fi with a Twist" . Look for it  at Amazon.             Amazon Author  Facebook

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Short science fiction and fantasy stories that, more often than not, end with a surprise or twist you couldn’t see coming. Transport yourself to other lives and other worlds where travel through time and space is a reality and where second chances and the end of the world sometimes cross paths. It’s a detour into the unknown filled with wonder and excitement beyond reality, and yet close enough, to make you second guess yourself.
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1. So this is the End - An astronaut from the 1960's wakes up in a strange future in a deserted laboratory and falls in love with a beautiful lady astronaut from the future, kept there captive by unknown entities. Can they discover where they are and when? Are they the last remnants of humanity left?
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The time was unknown to me. I had just awoken a few minutes earlier. My name is Steve Johnson, astronaut. I was feeling foggy, not quite sure of myself. The last thing I remembered was my rocket ship blasting through Earth’s atmosphere and meeting President Kennedy a few hours before that.

My current surroundings appeared to be an extensive laboratory. I had apparently been in some kind of man-sized glass tube. There were pieces of glass all over the floor where I had broken myself out. As I stood there, still waking up, I noticed that there appeared to be some sort of yellowish gas leaking out around the edges of the now broken container that I assumed I had fallen out of. Perhaps, the gas was meant to keep me unconscious. Had the Russians kidnapped me? No, that’s crazy, I told myself.

The room was filled with huge computer-like machines of some variation or another. I’d never seen anything like it, or at least that my wobbly brain could remember at the time. There were bright lights on the ceiling, and the room itself was as large as a gymnasium.
I saw something. “Wait a minute. What’s that? It looks like – yes, I think it is. It’s another human being in a glass tube toward the end of the room.” I began running to see who this might be.

So many thoughts were running through my mind. “It’s a girl. A woman I should say, and what a woman. Well, now what, Steve, old buddy? She’s obviously out like a light. Do I dare crack her glass prison? Would it be safe? Heaven forgive me if I caused any harm to such a beautiful creature.”

I looked around a while longer trying to find a clue as to where I was. I needed something to go on before I cracked open the tube containing my new friend, but all I saw was half-wrecked machinery and some large plastic pipes, air ducts I assumed, hanging down from the ceiling, probably there to keep the computers from overheating. I wasn’t sure how to operate the computers that I saw in this unusual laboratory. Most of the monitors were cracked anyway.

There was a door in the far-right corner. I remember thinking to myself that maybe I could find someone through there. I walked through, only to find a large hallway with more doors to other rooms all filled with more high tech equipment I’d never seen before, or at least that I recognized. There were cobwebs hanging down everywhere. The hallway was only dimly lit…not as bright as the room I just left. I saw American flags hanging down from the ceiling…photos on the walls labeled President Obama, Reagan, Trump, and others I didn’t recognize, which didn’t say much, considering my current state of mind. Then, there was a memorial plaque for all those lost during World War III.

To be continued   Sci-Fi with a Twist Story List

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